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RATINGS: 603   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Drawn from one of our oldest recipes, Smitten Ale began as part of a series of rye beers at our Eccentric Café. The combination of sharp citrus & resinous flavors from the hops with the earthy, rustic overtones of the rye malt contribution yield an interesting take on the American Pale Ale.


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3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Reviewed 2/25/13. Thanks to Momar42 for the 12 oz bottle! Poured into a nonic pint glass. A: Pours a golden orange color with a ton of yeast particles floating around. The head is a two finger white shade. Both texturing and retention are pretty damn good, and the lacing left by the receding head is quite attractive as well. Pretty face, ugly body, let’s split the difference here. S: I do notice a bit of rye to it, along side some piny, herbal hops. The hop profile seems to fit the rye malt quite well. It becomes a bit maltier as it warms up, and grows a biscuity component as well. Aromatically, it could be a little less muted. T: One thing that lets me down right from the onset is the lack of distinctive character to it. It starts and finishes with a combination of earthy, spicy malts and piny hops. After a while, the finish will develop a grassy hop quality to it that I enjoy somewhat. This really is the type of beer more conducive to simple drinking than actual reviewing... M: Rougher than I like, which is exasperated by the coarse yet strong carbonation and fuller body. The back end is quite clean and crisp; so maybe this would be good in the summer time? O: Not bad - but I’m certainly not smitten with it. It’s too sharp in feel for its nondescript flavor profile.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
NachlamSie (3191) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2016
bottle from January 15, 2016 purchased from Bruisin’. Pours a slightly hazy light amber color with a good white head. The aroma is very pleasantly spicy and still has a little hop punch to it. Notes of lemon, rye, grapefruit, and pepper come through. The palate is medium with just the right amount of sweetness for balance. Carbonation is spot on. The rye is up front in the flavor giving this a welcome spiciness. Hops add a tasteful level of citrus and bitterness in the back of the palate. Everything is balanced and super clean. I love the prominence of the rye on this one. I’d say this is one of the best pale ales I’ve had in a little while.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
J_man (890) - Tustin, California, USA - MAY 19, 2016
16 oz can. Sugary sweetness in the aroma along with a light spicy, herbal note. Slightly cloudy medium yellow body with a foamy white head. Honeyed sweetness and leafy, pithy bitterness show up in equal parts in the taste and they battle back and forth to the very end. The body is light and a bit watery. There’s a bit of a spicy bite in the upper back of the mouth that I’m guessing is the rye. This usually stands out front and center, but not here. Although this is good, I’m not particularly smitten by it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (3081) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2016
Flaska från Mikkellers webshop. Rejäl kropp, ren, rustik, lite jordig, rågbröd, kryddig, nästan pepprig med en lätt örtig och gräsig smak med precis lagom beska. Ett riktigt bra rågöl där rågen får ta plats och ge karaktär. Riktigt trevlig.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
fuzzcro (180) - Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2016
My imagination makes me think if I ever tasted a dandelion it would taste exactly like this.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
20107589 (657) - randers, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2016
dark golden with a small white head, light lemon and liqurish aromas. taste medium bitter, with sweet notes. medium bodied, average carbonation, bitter finish

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niller (1320) - Hammel, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2016
Bottle@Desverger. Pours golden amber with a white head. Aroma and taste is malt, citrus fruits, hops, lemon, straw, floral nuances. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Dry bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Budboy (14) - - MAY 7, 2016
Another solid beer from Bells. Citrus and fruity. Easy drinking Pale Ale. Thumbs up! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (4888) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2016
Pours a golden amber with citrus and fruity hop aromas. Easy drinking pale with nice fruit and citrus flavors.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tightslice (789) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAY 2, 2016
Can from K&L in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is light hops with some fermented, dirty citrus. Light and smooth mouthfeel. Soft with a bitter-ish finish. Something about the soft / smooth with the bitter hops didn’t work for me on this one.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sunevdj (3846) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 26, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours a clear golden with a small white head. Dry with a mellow sweetness. Aromas of citric and grassy hops with tiny hints of gun smoke. Also a malty back bone. Light to medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Dry finish with more citric hops.


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